Compiled and photographed by Bongani Nkosi
Cape Town’s harbours are hives of activity, with ships arriving and heading out to sea around the clock. Freighters from overseas drop anchor soon after they get here, while passenger liners often cruise the coastline and visit tourist hotspots like Robben Island. Although Cape Town is the second busiest container port after Durban, it’s the country’s number-one tourist drawcard. The South African Maritime Safety Authority keeps a hawk eye on all activities that happen in the sea waters surrounding the city, as it does throughout the country’s marine space.
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